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LEANDER CHAP1N CLAFLIN. 1902, Business Manager. WILLIAM ETHERINCTON ALLEN. 1903, Assistant Business Manager. VICTOR ADOLPH GATES. 1902. Athletics. CHARLES MILTON KINNEY. 1902, Intercollegiate. RICHARD HENDRIE ROBERTSON, 1903, Department Notes. CLAUDE ISAAC LEWIS. 1902. NEIL FRANCIS MONAHAN. 1903, College Notes. MYRON HOWARD WEST, 1903. Alumni Notes. FAYETTE DICKINSON COUDEN. 1904. ARTHUR LEE PECK. 1904. Terms, tUHTp^r gear in adcance. Single Co pies, 10c. Post ag e^ outa ide o» United States end Canada, 28c. extr a. Y. M. C. A. Foot- Ball Association, College Boarding Club, Readir.g-Room Association, LIFE'S DIRECTORY. D. N. WEST, Pres. V. A. Gates, Manager. C. P. Halligan, Sec. J.C. Hall, Sec. Athletic Association, Base-Ball Association, , Nineteen Hundred and Three Index, Fraternity Conference, Prof. R. E. Smith, Sec. V. A. Gates, Manager, G. L. Barrus. Manager. H. L. Knight, Pres. Entered at the Post Office as second-class mall matter. Edi-tbri&ls. Attention is called to the generous offer of Mr. H. D. Hemenway in another column. We have iong [believed that many of our alumni might easily mani- fest their regard for their Alma Mater in some such practical way as this. We hope his efforts will be i crowned with success. We regret to learn of the embarassing predicament [of the Connecticut Agricultural College, and we earn- estly hope that the institution will be able to weather the storm. Various stories are afloat as to the cause of the trouble, but it seems to be conceded that the [retiring president, while probably correct In his theo- ries, exhibited lamentable want of tact in many of his proceedings. The entire affair is certainly much to regretted, and we desire to assure the students of |that college of the sincere sympathy of her sister institutions. We desire to announce a slight change in the as- signments of the board of editors. It has been evi- dent for some time that the Exchange Department was of little interest either to students or alumni. It is accordingly discontinued and the Department of Intercollegiate Notes will be substituted. Mr. Kinney will however retain general oversight of the Exchanges and those from Institutions of collegiate rank or which are otherwise of special interest to our students will from time to time be placed in the reading-room as in the past. All other exchanges will be kept on file at Mr. Kinney's room, and students desiring particular exchanges should consult Mr. Kinney. To every student, old or new, the Life extends a most cordial welcome. Never has the outlook been more encouraging, or the opportunities for honest, painstaking work so good. It is a golden Inheritance that the grand old Commonwealth has prepared for us here. Let us prove ourselves thoroughly worthy. To the upper classmen we would say, " Yours is the authority ; but yours also the responsibility. See that X H $ i AGGIE LIFE. AGGIE LIFE. you use it aright." To the Sophomores, " Yours is the experience gained in a year's tribulation— see that you do not forget it ; let the Freshmen derive such benefit from it as they may." And to the Freshmen. ■• You are here for a purpose ; that purpose is to learn. Not all your information will come from your books In the class room. Many a needed lesson will come in other ways. Take them all and be patient. Try to get familiar with our customs and traditions. They are dear to us ; see that you respect them. And above all. remember that ' he who would command must first learn to obey'." The adoption of a new college yell by the student body is most decidedly a move in the right direction. It has long been felt that none of the old yells were at ail satisfactory. Not only were they so poorly con- structed that they fell far short of producing the vol- ume which so large a body of students should have obtained, but they were also objectionable in that they referred to the college as " Aggie " entirely neglect- ing the word •• Massachusetts." This college is and has been the state college of Massachusetts ; it is but fitting that this fact be recognized In student activities. Whatever may have been the sentiment of the student body in the past or the intention of the founders, the trustees or anyone else, the fact remains that to-day college opinion is emphatically in favor of replacing the word "Aggie," representing but one line of our work, and not the line of greatest Interest to our stu- dents at that, by the word " Massachusetts " in grate- ful recognition of what the old Bay State has done and is doing for our college. The adoption of a new college yell is but the beginning of a series of move- ments to this end. least one instance long before that time, are always provided with eminently suitable songs. We print elsewhere the class song of the last graduating class as a type. Every Index, too, has a fair supply of poetical efforts. Can it be that the student body is more willing to exert itself in support of a single class than for the whole college? We hardly believe so— yet the only other explanation is the old. familiar yet ever-fatal one of indifference. But whatever the rea- son, it is anything but creditable for an institution our size and rank to find itself after over thirty years with- out a single song worthy of the name. We recom- mend that vigorous measures be taken at once to remedy the defect. Let the Senate, the Glee club or perhaps a specially appointed committee consider the problem at once and take steps to provide us with a new song of which we may all be proud. The adoption of a new college yell but reveals even more plainly our entire lack of something nearly as important, a good, stirring, college song. We have referred to this already on more than one occasion, because we feel that it is now one of our most serious defects. Nor can we see any reason for being in such a predicament. To say that there is no stuient. either past or present, who possesses ability enough to compose something adequate to our needs, would be to cast a siur on the college as undeserved as it would be false. Our classes at graduation and in at Seldom has the outlook for a creditable football team been more encouraging than at the present time. In view of the large number of last year's team who did not return this fall, we had expected to struggle through the season with the discouraging handicap of an almost entirely inexperienced team. The result of the opening game shows that we are to be agreeably disappointed. The unusually large entering class has brought with it a large amount of excellent material. This fact, together with the vigorous work of Coach Hunt and the generous co-operation of the Military Department has already more than offset the double disadvantage of a " green" team and a far shorter period than usual for preparatory practice. The work thus far indicatss possibilities for the team far greater than those possessed by any previous team. The decisive victory of Saturday over Holy Cross was in itself a most creditable achievement and one that must add considerably to the prestige of the college In athletic circles. Still, even in the moment of victory we can not forbear to add a word of caution. Too often in the past we have seen teams doing the seemingly im- possible and then, weakening, losing to far inferior rivals. Our hardest and most Important games are yet to be played ; and it is to be remembered that if we are to make a good showing we must do it not be- cause of a single victory early In the season but be- cause of steady hard work and consistent practice. 1 It goes without saying that the best success of any college comes when the several members, the trus- tees, the faculty, the alumni and the student body are working harmoniously together. It follows that any action or influence which tends to disturb the good- feeling between the different branches is if possible to avoided. For this reason we were much pained to learn of the recent action of the faculty in several of the cases recently brought b -fore its notice. To crit- icize the faculty is a most delicate and unpleasant task ; moreover it Is one in which it Is easy for the critic to err because of insufficient knowledge of all the circumstances. Yet as the representatives of the student body we must admit that in at least one in- stance the decree of the faculty seems to the student mind inconsistent and unnecessarily severe. Depre- dations on the college vineyards and orchards are doubtless annoying to those in charge and probably cause some injury and expense. Yet we respectfully submit that in and of themselves they do not appear to us to be of suff'cient importance to justify so severe a sentence as indefinite suspension from college. In our opinion they are far preferable to wholesale raids on the property of private individuals or of similar acts of public lawlessness which pass unchecked in other institutions, since they in no way detract from the good name of the college in the eyes of the public. We do not wish to be understood as justifying the practice in any way. Punishment in such cases is de- served and expected ; but to place it on a par with hazing, habitual drunkenness and similar offences for which indefinite suspension is usually reserved is man- ifestly an injustice. Nor can we understand why this particular case should be so much more severely treated than similar cases in the past. It may be as we have said that there were ample reasons ; to the average student It seems Inconsistent at best. We cannot but hope that some milder punishment will yet be selected. THE INSOLENT FRESHMAN. " Say Ed . you see that chumpy-looking freshman over there ? Well, he's the most insolent chap I have ever seen. Guess what he said to ' Bill ' this morning." "Out with it old boy, out with it." " Well, * Bill ' met him on his way to ' hash ' and said • Hello freshman. What's your nam* ? ' 'The cur turning round looked him in the eyes and said : ' •Just a moment, I'll give you my card.' Then thrust- ing his hands in his pocket, he began a seemingly dil- igent search for one. and finally having kept • Bill ' waiting for five minutes', just think for five minutes, he sarcastically said: • I forgot I left them at home, sorry to have kept you waiting so long, good morn- ing.' and passed on. ' Now, Ed. I consider that a downright slap In the face to the whole sophomore class, and something must be done to teach the cur that he is a freshman." "That's true 'Jim,' these fellows come here and think they are as good as any one. Now we have got to impress upon, not only that fellow, but the whole freshman class that they are only freshman and as such must respect all upper classmen, the sopho- mores included. Why at this rate they will soon be smoking on the campus, and we've got to stop it." Such was the conversation between Jim Walters and Ed. Mansfield, two sophomores, who had just re- turned to College from their summer vacation. As the above incident occurred on the opening day of College, it will not be surprising to old college stu- dents that the anger of the sophomores was Indeed very great; and plans were immediately formulated to impress upon the and insolent freshmen the exact relation between the two classes, and incidently the autocracy of the sophomores. It is such Incidents and their results that afford so much pleasure to the student, and make college life so dear to us all. A meeting of the sophomore class was called and after a great speech by the class president who urged his classmates to " Awake, arise.or be forever fallen," It was decided to give the freshmen an introduction to the silent depths of the beauntiful lake which adorns the College grounds. The only trouble that presented itself was the diffi- culty of getting into the freshman's room, for unusual pains had been used in securing the locks on the doors of all rooms occupied by freshmen. In order to overcome this difficulty, Charles Barnes, the lead- ing sophomore and designer of the plan, was to make a visit to the unfortunate freshman In the guise of the secretary of the Y. M. C. A. and while in his room, by some ruse, was to fix the latch so that it could not be securely fastened that night ; after which he was to AGGIE LIFE AGGIE LIFE. keep watch for any undesired persons and after the lapse of a certain time was to meet the remainder of the actors and take a leading part in the baptism. A little before ten. Barnes knocked on the door of his intended victim, receiving no answer, he tried the door-knob, and to his great surprise and delight the door opened, and in he went. He had scarcely en- tered when he heard approaching voices and recog- nized one as the voice of a freshman whom he knew and knowing that if he were seen, the whole scheme would be at once frustrated, he at once sought refuge In the bed-room. He then threw himself on the bed, and covering himself as well as he could with the scattered clothes, decided to remain so until the freshman should retire and then to quickly spring upon him and thus escape without being recognized. For even a sophomore does not like to be caught in a freshman's bed-room. The two freshmen entered the room and after a few moment's conversation, the visiting freshman left leaving behind a book, which his friend hastened to carry to him. The hiding sophomore distinctly heard the depart- ure of the first, but failed to hear the desired fresh- man leave the room, and making himself secure In the bed-clothing patiently awaited for the moment when he should enter his bed-room. In the meantime, the remaining five sophomores, who had been selected to bring the freshman from his room, not hearing anything from Barnes, concluded that, that individual had carried out his part of the programme. Stealthily they glided along to the room of the unfortunate freshman, and finding the door un- locked, they all entered. Not seeing him in his study that at once decided that he must have retired and hence went to the bed-room. At once seeing that the bundle of clothes on the bed was a little larger than it should actually have been, they knew that the freshman hearing their entrance had crouched him- self up in the position in order to deceive them. In a second five pairs of hands were lightening the clothes around the head and body of the crouching fellow. So quickly was it all done that their victim had not time to make his Intended spring or to utter one word. The five were happy that he had covered him- self, for it served their purpose well in not being rec- ognized. Silently they carried their struggling load down to the water's edge. Then after an impressive ceremony in which the duties of a freshman were enumerated and the virtues of the sophomores were extolled, a struggling sophomore silently (for he could not utter a distinct word) cursing the fate that decreed him to act as the secretary of the Y. M. C. A., was given a ducking that was intended for another. And the ever-to-be-remembered part is that the •' insolent freshman" saw it all. " He who laughs last laughs best." w. w. P THE ENTERING CLASS. Richard L. Adams. Jamaica Plair. G. Howard Allen. Somerville Francis A. Bartlett, Belchertown Clarence E. Brett, Brockton Fred W. Brigham. Ashburnham Ernest C. Bruce, Westboro Chester M. Carter, Leominster Harvey D. Crosby, Rutland Miss Esther C. Cushman, Northampton Harry B. Filer, Belchertown John J. Gardner, Milford Herbert H. Goodenough, Saratoga Springs. N. Y. Edwin L. Graves. Hatfield Arthur W. Hall, Jr., North Amherst John H. Hamblin. Falmouth Chas. S. Holcomb. Tariffville, Conn Walter B. Hatch. Falmouth Thomas F. Hunt. Amherst Frank F. Hutchings, So. Amherst Norman D. Ingham, Granby James R. Kelton, Orange John H. Knight, Middleton Edward T. Ladd. Winchester Joseph H. Ladd. Jr., Watertown John F. Lyman, Amherst Richard R. Lyman. Montague Chas. E. Merrill, Jr., Melrose James B. Monahan, So. Framingham Willard A. Munson. Aurora, III. Edwin W. Newhall. San Francisco, Cal. William J. O'Neil, Ayer George R. Paige. Amherst Geo. W. Patch. Lexington Louis E. Peck, South Egremont Fr> C. Pray. Chas. A. Porter, Lyman A. Ransehausen, Elmer E. Rhodes, Justus C. Richardson. Miss Monica L. Sanborn, William M. Sears. Robert E. Smith, Chas. E. Sprague, Hatold D. Straw, Allen W. Swain, Albert D. Taylor, Harold F. Tompson, Henry B. Tinkham, Bertram Tupper, Lewell S. Walker, Thomas F. Walsh. Chester L. Whittaker, Percy F. Williams, F. K. Williams, Grenville W. Willis, Frederick L. Yeaw, A. Russell Paul, Frederick H. Plumb, '02. Raymond E. Huntington (B. U Wm. H. Craighead, Erwin S. Fulton, '04; Michael F. Ahearn, '04, Walter A. Smith, '04. POST GRADUATE COURSES. Geo. A. Billings. '95. Amherst Henry A. Ballou, '95, Amherst SENIOR ELECTIVES. The Senior class has chosen its electives as follows - Course 1. Agriculture, Political Economy and Veterinary Science, J. H. Belden, J. C. Hall. Course 2. Agriculture, Chemistry and Veterinary Science, F. R. Church. L. C. Claflin. Course 3. Political Economy, English and Ger- man, S. L. Smith. Course 4. Mathematics, Political Economy and French, R. W. Morse. Course 5. Mathematics, Engineering and Political Economy, H. L. Bodfish. V. A. Gates. 0. F. Cooley. Course 6. Chemistry, Veterinary Science and Natick Boston Springfield North Attleboro West Dracut Salem Brockton So. Hadley Falls West Springfield Guilford, Me. New Dorchester Westford Jamaica Plain So. Swansea Barre Natick Ayer Somerville Natick Collinsville, Conn. Becket Winthrop Framingham Bridgeport, Conn. 1905) Newton Cen. Washington, D. C. Lynn Framingham Amherst German. L. A. CoOk. C. M. Kinney. H. L. Knight. E. F. McCobb. Course 7. Botany, Chemistry and German. T. M. Carpenter. Course 8. Botany, Entomology and German, F. H. Plumb, D. W. West. Course 9. Botany, Entomology and Horticulture, A. L. Dacy. J. M. Deilea, H. E. Hodgkiss, C. I. Lewis, C. E. Dwyer. Course 10. Agriculture, Horticulture and Chem- stry, E. B. Saunders. Electives not yet chosen, H. A. Paul. THE NEW YELL. At a meeting of the Senior class, R. W. Morse, H. L. Knight and L C. Claflin ware appointed a com- mittee to devise a new college yell. From several submitted, the best was chosen, and on the recom- mendation of the committee formally adopted by the student body in mass meeting. All preceding yells were abolished. The new yell is as follows : Mass.! Mass.! Mass'chusetts ! Rah. rah. rah, rah ! Mass'chusetts ! THE SENATE. The college Senate, composed of four members of each of the two upper classes, and entrusted by them with the preservation of college traditions, held its first meeting for the year on the evening of Sept. 20. Officers were elected for the current year as follows: President, L. C. Claflin; secretary. C. P. Halligan. It was voted to hold regular monthly meetings in the future. The annual statement of regulations was then drawn up and adopted, as an- nounced by Pres. Claflin in mass-meeting on Sept. 26. We append a copy below. REGULATIONS OF THE SENATE. Believing that the good name of the Mass. State College demands the adoption at this time of certain definite rules of conduct wi, the College Senate, to whom has been intrusted by the upper classmen of the college the preservation of order and decorum in public places, and the enforcement of college tradi- tions hereby announce the following regulations for the current year : I, As a mark of respect all students are expected AGGIE LIFE. AGGIE LIFE. to recognize the members of the facultv by the mili- tary salute. 2. That, in addition, members of the freshman class shall when on the college grounds recognize members of the senior class in the same manner. 3. Freshmen will not be permitted to smoke on the college grounds save in their own rooms until they have defeated the sophomores in some regular ath- letic contest. 4. Students are expected to dress neatly and de- cently at all times; and no student will be permitted to appear on the campus during a public athletic con- test or at the boarding-house or any college exercise clad in overalls, jumpers or similar unconventional attire. We have enacted these rules In the effort to cor- rect certain abuses which have injured the reputation of the college in the past, and we desire the earnest co-operation of every loyal student in their enforce- ment. Respectfully submitted. L. C. Claflin.^I C. P. Hallican, ^ II U l j A M V I 1 M The Fraternity conference was organized in the winter of 1899 for the purpose of maintaining amicable relations between the fraternities and of promoting the social life of the college. It is composed of two undergraduates and one resident alumnus graduate from each of the four fraternities, Its present mem- bership is as follows: D. G. K.. Dr. C. Wellington, 73. E. B. Saunders, '02, G. L. Barrus. 03 ; Q.T.V., Dr. J. B. Paige, '82, R. W. Morse, '02, H.J. Frank- lin, 03 ; Phi Sigma Kappa. Prof. F. S. Cooley. '88, J. H Belden, '02, V. A. Gates, '02 ; College Shakes- pearean Club. A. C. Monahan. 'CO, H. L. Knight, '02, W. F. Monahan, '03. H.J. Franklin. 19Q . H. L. Knight, f R. H. Robertson, ' V. A. Gates, H. L. Knich R. W. Morse E. B. Snell. THE FRATERNITY CONFERENCE. The annual meeting of the Fraternity conference was held Sept. 19. 1901. Ten members were present, and all the fraternities were represented. The oifices of secretary and treasurer were combined, and the election of officers resulted as follows ; President, H. L. Knight ; vice-president, E. B. Saunders ; secre- tary and treasurer, V. A. Gates. Dr. Wellington, Mr. Thomson and Mr. Morse were appointed a committee on resolutions and their recommendations were adopted as follows : Resolved that the agreement of the previous year In the matter of working Freshmen for fraternity membership shall hold during the present year; that Freshmen and all other newcomers shall be unsolicited until the opening day after the Christmas vacation, and further that this agreement shall hold in force for next year until the third day of the fall semester of 1902. Resolved further, that if a fraternity desires to change this agreement no action by that fraternity may be taken in the matter before Its wish has been considered by this conference. COMMUNICATION. Hartford. Conn., Sept. 18, 1901. Editor Aggie Life : If you have room in the Aggie Life will you kindly ask the alumni who are looking for positions to send their names to me. This is not an advertising scheme, all I ask is that the applicant pay his postage and enclose a stamp when a reply is wanted. I some- times have an opportunity to recommend a man for a position and if I have no one at my school here qual- ified to fill the position I shall be glad to recommend a graduate from my Alma Mater. I have now upon my desk a letter asking me to recommend a man for a small farm in Connecticut and another asking if I can name a strong man to present the subject of Nature Study next summer in the state of Florida. I am now looking Into the subject of School Gardens and Nature Study throughout this and other countries and am surprised to find so many that say they have not competent Instructors. 1 hope to make this the subject of an article later on for 1 believe a person can fit himself at •• Aggie " to fill such a position as well or better than at any other place in the world. I will keep on file a list of the names sent to me and will recommend those best fitted for any position as I have the opportunity. Everyone should tell the kind of position they want and the one they are best fitted for. Those whom I do not personally know should send recommendation. Thanking you for your trouble am. Yours very truly. H. D. Hemenway. Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION. The annual reception of the Y. M. C. A. to the entering class was held in the Stone Chapel on Friday evening, Sept. 27. It was well attended by students, townspeople and faculty, though a meeting of the trustees kept away several professors who might other- wise have been in attendance. The Chapel was as usual attractively decorated with potted plants and other floral adornments from the plant-house. There was no set program, the entire reception being very informal. A special effort was made to make every one feel at home and in great measure a certain stiff- ness which has marred similar gatherings in the past was lacking. Great credit is due the committee of arrangements. Among the invited guests present were; Dr. C. A. Goessmann and family, Mrs. S. T. Maynard, Miss Maynard. Dr. and Mrs Chas. Welling- ton. Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Walk-r, Mrs. W. P. Brooks. Prof. Geo. F. Miils. Dr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Stone, Prof, and Mrs. J. E. Ostrander, Prof, and Mrs. Her- man Babson, Prof, and Mrs. R. S. Lull, Prof. R. E. Smith, Prof, and Mrs. P. B. Hasbrouck. Prof. S. F Howard. Mr. Lindley Heinberger, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Babb, Rev. A. B. Gifford. Rev. Mr. Caylord. Miss Gaylord. Rev. J. W. Day, Miss Hutchinson, Miss Cushman, Miss Sanborn, Miss Hinckley, Miss Allen, the Misses Hawley. THE MEMORIAL SERVICE. In accordance with the proclamations of President Roosevelt and Governor Crane, college exercises on the opening day of the year were dispensed with. A short memorial service commemorative of the dead President, was held in the Stone chapel on the morning of the 19th. The service opened with the singing of President McKinley's favorite hymn. •• Nearer my God to Thee." Dr. Walker offered prayer. Presi- dent Goodell then spoke in affecting eulogy of the dead President in part as follows. '• It had been my intention and my hope to meet you here on the opening day of our new year in a far dif- ferent way. I had hoped to greet you with joy and good wishes at our increased enrollment and the unusually favorable outlook for a successful year. The good wishes remain but • the joy is gone out from this meeting.' For the head of this great Republic, the man whom above all the whole nation loved, trusted and admired lies dead, the victim of a fiend's senseless attack and we are together here to pay due honor to the dead President's memory." President Goodell then dwelt at length on the Pres- ident's many public and private virtues. He cited several instances in which he had personally expe- rienced his regard for others, his devotion to what he believed to be his duty and his firmness in standing by his pledged word. P-esident McKinley's great ser- vices in behalf of the land -grant colleges when the second Morrill act in 1890 was passed through Congress was described in detail. Had it not been for Congressman McKinley (as he then was) the bill must surely have failed of passage. For this one act the kind remembrance of every friend of popular edu- cation is due. President Goodell closed by calling attention to the permanence of our institutions. The man perished, but the nation endured. The services closed with the singing of "America." Later in the morning impressive services were held in the First church, as elsewhere over the country. Addresses were delivered by Prof. Geo. F. Mills. Prof. E. A. Grosvenor of Amherst College and various members of the local clergy. COMMENCEMENT PRIZES. Since the announcement of the Commencement prizes took place after the last issue of the Life and after many of the students had left town, we insert the list here for reference : Grinnell Agricultural. N.J. Hunting. '01, first; R. I. Smith, 01 . second. Flint Oratorical. H. L, Knight. 02. first ; J. C. Hall. '02. second. Bumham Rhetorical. Sophomores, W. W. Peebles, '03. first ; H. J. Franklin. '03. second ; Freshmen, F. D. Conden. "04. first; J. W. Gregg. '04. second. Hills Botanical. C. E. Gordon. '01 . first ; W.J. Hunting, second. Special prize in Chemistry, E. B. Saunders. '02. first : E. F. McCobb. '02. second. Prize for best collection of fungi. D. B. Tash- jian. '01. Wesleyan opens its fall term with the smallest enter- ing class of years, numbering but 55. 8 AGGIE LIFE. AGGIE LIFE. 1901 CLASS SONG. Tune — " Road to Mandalay." Brothers all we stand together as we've stood for four long years, And the whisper ot a parting starts the ever ready tears ; For we'll miss each hearty fellow as we wander far away And we'll hunger for the meeting on some happy distant day. Chorus— On the Aggie Campus dear, On the Aggie Campus dear, Where we've lived for one another and our Alma Mater dear, On the Aggie Campus dear, On the Aggie Campus dear, We'll be loyal sons forever to our Alma Mater dear. One good fellow now has left us for a brighter, better land. We miss him from among us miss his helping voice and hand ; But we never can forget him while the heart beats fast and true. For the love he left behind him keeps the recollection new. Those days are far behind us now, they are the long ago. And the future is before us full of gladness or of woe, So to you my faithful brothers I will give my heart and hand With a longing for the meeting of this happy little band. C. L. Rice, '01. FOOTBALL SCHEDULE. Sept. 28, Holy Cross at Worcester. Oct. 5, Pittsfield Y. M. C. A. at Pittsfield. 12, Wesleyan at Middletown. 16, Williams at Williamstown. 19, Worcester Polytechnic at Worcester. 24, Bates at Amherst. Nov. 2, Springfield Training School at Amherst. 9. Amherst on Pratt Field. 16. Conn. Agricultural at Amherst. Colleg? 7*°**$- — F. W. Webster, 1903, has left college. — A. Russell Paul has returned to college. — The tennis courts are badly In need of attention. — There are two " co-eds" in the freshmen class. — Smith and Fulton have entered the sophomore class. — The trustees held a meeting in Amherst last Friday night. — T. B. Haskell, 1904. who left college last May Is back with his class. — Captain Paul of the football team is suffering with a bad shoulder. — About twenty of our men attended the fair in Brattleboro last week. — Eighty-three new names have been enrolled on the Registrar's books. — " General", the college mascot, owned by H. A. Paul, is with us again. — Ransom W. Morse, 1902, has been elected to the position of college cheerer. — The result of the game between our team and Holy Cross is most satisfactory. — The appearance of the college buildings has been much improved by re-painting. — G. E. O'Hearn has decided not to enter Dart- mouth but to stand by •• Old Aggie." — The Sagamore Seven have been reinforced by the addition of Messrs. Gregg and Henshaw. — Remember the new yell : Mass— Mass — Mass'- chusetts ! rah, rah, rah, rah — Mass'chusetts! — Stephen C. Bacon has been appointed assistant to Observer Bodfish of the Meteorological Department. — The freshmen football squad has been seen on the campus practising under the direction of Coach Porter. — Messrs. Baker, Cummings, Handy, Pease and Thompson, all of 1904, have not returned to college this term. — Coach Hunt left Saturday. Mr. Hunt was very popular with the men on the team and all were sorry to see him go. Room 19. South College, tower entry, has been remodeled and is now being used by Dr. Walker as a recitation room. — The dining-room of the Boarding club has been re-papered and painted and now presents a very at- tractive appearance. The library is open as follows: for consultation and drawing of books. 8-12 a. m.; 1-5 p. m.; for draw- ing books only, 7-8 p. m. — The Commandant has issued a new set of rules regarding the care of the dormitories and discipline in the military department. — J. C. Hall has been chosen by the senior class as the representative of the college on the Union Lec- ture Course committee. —J. W. Gregg has been appointed by the Reading- room directors to the position of mail carrier and Reading-room attendant. — Many of the students took advantage of the holi- day last Wednesday and visited the Hampshire County Agricultural Fair. — Mr. Lindley Heinberger has assumed the duties of instructor in Chemistry in the place of R. D. Gil- bert who has gone elsewhere. — The football game scheduled with Middiebury col- lege for next Saturday has been cancelled by Middie- bury. Trinity has also cancelled its game of Oct. 9. — The annual reception tendered to the members of the incoming class by the Y. M. C. A. was held last Friday evening. It was enjoyed by all who at- tended. — M. F. Ahearn, '04, will be unable to take his old place as left end on the team this year as he has not yet recovered from injuries received while playing baseball last spring. — The football team is hard at work every day and under the direction of Captain Paul and Halligan, '00, promises to be one of the best teams " Aggie " has ever put on the field. —Memorial services were held in the Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 19, in honor of the late president. Pres. Goodell spoke very touchingly on his personal acquaintance with Mr. McKinley, —The class of 1905 has elected the following offi- cers pro tern.: Pres.. Munson ; vice-pres., Porter; sec, Smith ; treas.. Hunt ; class capt., Porter; foot- ball capt.. Munson ; historian, Turpper. — By vote of the student body held in mass meet- ing a tax of $3.50 was levied on each man in college to support the football team and a tax of $ 1 .75 to carry on the work of the reading-room. — H. A. Ballou, until recently professor of Ento- mology and Botany at the Connecticut Agricultural college is taking an advanced course in Botany under Dr. Stone. Prof. Ballou graduated from this college in 1895. — Captain Anderson intends Inviting Capt. Z. W. Torrey of Springfield to address the college on the Spanish war. Captain Torrey Is well able to do this having served in the war at Cuba and later in the Philippines. — The class of 1902 have elected the following officers: Pres., L. A. Claflin ; vice-pres., T. M. Car- penter; class capt., H. A. Paul; serg't at arms, C. M. Kinney; basket ball capt., J.M. Dellea ; historian. H. L. Knight. Athletic No*?s- FOOTBALL. Acgie, 17 ; Holy Cross, 0. The first game of the season was played with Holy Cross college on Saturday, Sept. 28 and resulted in a victory for Aggie, by a score of 17 to 0. It was the first game for both teams and fumbling was quite frequent. Aggie played all around her op- ponents and at no time during the game was she held for downs, while Holy Cross was unable to gain at any time during the game. Munson kicked off for Aggie, but Stankard, who made the catch could not advance. Aggie then held for four downs and then by steady line bucking, using the tackle back formation, they rushed it down the field for a touchdown after four minutes of play. Mun- son made the touchdown and Halligan kicked goal. Holy Cross then kicked off to Bodfish who ran It back 10 yards. O'Hearn punted to Cahill who fumbled. Snell falling on the ball. Aggie then car- ried the ball over the goal line for another touchdown, Bodfish carrying It over In eight minutes of play. The first half ended with ball in Aggie's possession in middle of field. In second half Holy Cross made some changes in their line but it was of no avail. Holy Cross kicked off out of bounds twice, forcing the kick-off on Aggie. Munson kicked off to Shields who was downed with- out gain. Aggie then held for downs and in eight minutes of play Snell carried the ball over for a touchdown. Halligan kicked goal. Score 17-0. The only feature of the game was a sixty yard run on a fake play vhich came near giving Holy Cross a AGGIE LIFE. AGGIE LIFE. ii touchdown, but fcr Whitaker who by fast sprinting runner on the 10 yard line. The best playing was done by O'Hearn, Bodflsh, Wl d Whitaker for Aggie and Lanlor and Cress. nmary: Holy Cross r. e., Stankard r. t.. Lawlor r, g.. Foley. O'Neil £ c. O'Neil. O. Boyle 1. g.. Noone 1. t.. Rice 1. e . Shields q. h.. Larkin r. h. b.. Bawlin 1. h. b., Skelley f. b.. Cahil 1 7. Holy Cross 0. Touchdowns— Munson, Snell. Goals from touchdown— Halligan 2. b, | E. Halligan of Aggie and L. M. Shine umpire al- -,-n— Quigley. Holy Cross and J.H.Bel -—. •u/n 15 rnin halves. Alumni. - -Frank LeP. Whitney. 5 Hazel Sf., Jamaica -Charles O. Flagg is superintending the Guern- farm of George Mixter of Boston. His ss for the present is Hardwick. Ex-75.— N. F M rill is at present representing B. L. Bragg Co. makers of machinery. Springfield. 76.— Chas. H. Phelps is in the employ of the Dres- sier Lithographic Co., 155 and 157 Leonard St.. N.Y. 76.— Thomas Edwin Smith died Sept. 20. 1901, at West Chesterfield, from apoplexy. 78.- Dr. Horace E. Stockbridge, professor of Agriculture at the Florida State College spent a short time in town lately. 78.— Dr. A. A. Brigham has resigned as Professor of Agriculture and Director of the Experiment Station of the Rhode Island State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts to engage in business in New York. •82— J. L. Windsor. 210 La Salle St.. Chicago. 111. ■ 83 _Dr. H. J. Wheeler has been promoted to the position of Director of the Rhode Island Experiment Station. • 8 7._Wm. N. Tolman. 25th Ward Gas Works, Philadelphia. Pa. •88. A. F. Hayward, Ashley. '92. Jewell B. Knight, who, for the past year has been studying in this college for the degree of Ph. D. has been given a responsible position by the British government. His work consists in establishing an Agricultural College in British India. Mr. Knight after having secured the degree of M. S. in June was married to Miss Martha Alberta Grover. July 10. 1901 and immediately sailed with his bride for his new field of work. Address, Ahmednagar Bombay, Presidency, British India. '93.— Dr. E. H. Lehnert has been chosen Professor of Veterinary Science at the Connecticut Agri ultural College. Address, Storrs, Conn. •94. v/e are in receipt of the annual report of the Government Entomologist and also of a bulletin on •• Tree Fumigation in California," both from the pen of Charles P. Lounsbury, Entomologist for the colony. •95 -Geo. A. Billings will enter this college as a graduate student for the degree of Ph. D. during the ensuing month. Mr. Billings will take Entomology for his major study. •95.— H. A. Ballou who has until lately held the position of Professor of Entomology and Botany in the Connecticut Agricultural College, has entered this college as a graduate student for the degree of Ph. D. •96,_Harry T. Edwards is at present teacher in Nautical School, 227 Calle Real.Malate, Manila. P.I. 97.— James L. Bartlett has recently become employed in the Weather Bureau office at Scran- ton, Va. •99. _W. E. Hinds who spent the summer in the division of Entomology of the Department of Agricul- ture, has resumed his post-graduate work at the college. •00.— Arthur C. Monahan has been chosen In- structor in sciences at the Amherst high school. Address. Amherst. •00.— Geo. F. Parmenter has resigned as Assistant Chemist at the Rhode Island Experiment Station to accept a position as Instructor in Brown University. '00. — Y. H. Canto of Columbia Medical College is spending a few days in town. '00 — R. D. Gilbert has succeeded C. A. Peters, '97. as assistant and graduate student in the Kent Chemical Laboraiory of Yale University. '00. — F. H. Brown has brought a farm in Marlboro. '00. — Arthur F. Frost was married to Miss Cora Louise Wakefield of Amherst, Sept. 25. 1901. Mr. Frost is a draftsman in the employ of the Boston Bridge Co. Ex- '01. — Francis E. Hemenway is teaching in the public schools in the Philippines Islands. '01. — Clarence E. Gordon has been elected teacher of science in Cushing Academy. Ashburnham. '01. — T. F. Cooke is teaching mathematics and military science at West Jersey academy. Address, Bridgeton, N. J., care West Jersey academy. '01.— J. C. Barry. Amherst. '01. — W. R. Pierson. in the market gardening bus- iness. Scitico, Conn. '01. — N. J. Hunting, Shutesbury. '01. — J. M. Ovalle, Residence. Amherst. Instruc- tor of Spanish, Smith College, Northampton. "01.— T. Graves, Jr. Hatfield. '01. — Percival C. Brooks is in the employ of the General Chemical Co., Calumet Works, Chicago, III. '01. — Thomas Casey Is studying Law in the Univer- sity of Michigan Law School, Ann Harbor, Mich. '01.— R. I. Smith has succeeded H. L. Crane as Assistant Horticulturist, Hatch Experiment Station. Amherst, '01.— J. B. Henry has entered the Law School at the University of Michigan. Dep&r-tmtrvf |Mot?s CHEMICAL. Mr. Llndley Heinberger of the Florida Experiment Station has succeeded Mr. Gilbert as instructor in the j Chemical laboratory. Mr. Gilbert has entered Yale. 1 taking a post-graduate course in Chemistry. He I succeeds C. A. Peters, '97. as assistant in the Kent [laboratory at the same college. The junior class have begun their work in wet analysis under Dr. Wellington, and are making rapid progress. Eight members of the senior class have elected Chemistry and are now well started in their study of gravimetric analysis. ZOOLOGICAL. M. H. West. '03. and D. N. West, '02. are looking after the interests of this department this year. The department has now about eight thousand specimens in the museum, and it is well worth a visit. LIBRARY NOTES. The following new bocks have been added to the library : China, the Long-Lived Empire, by £. R. Scidmore. 77j£? Crisis in China, reprinted from the North Amer- ican Review. It is a collection of thirteen articles, written by as many authorities, among whom are Rear-Admiral Lord Gharles Beresford. his Excellency Wm. Ting-Fang. M. Mikharlotf and General James H. Wilson. It contains a large number of illustra- tions. Memoirs of a Revolutionist, by P. Kropotkin. This work was published in the Atlantic Monthly, Septem- ber, 1898 to September, 1899. under the title." The Autobiography of a Revolutionist." The Rossetti's by Elizabeth L. Cary. The Book of Asparagus, with sections also on celery and seakale. by Charles Ilott. F. R. H. S., lecturer on horticulture to the Cornwall County Council. The book also contains chapters on the history of the veg- etables by the Editor. It is the first of a series of handbooks which will deal from a purely practical standpoint with the culture of the various fruits, vege- tables and flowers which might be advantageously grown in English gardens. Bird-Land Echoes, by Charles C. Abbott. M. D., with illustrations by William E. Cram. A Short Manual of Inorganic Chemistry, by A. Du- pre. Ph. D.. F. R. S.. F. I. C. F. C. S., and H. Wil- son Hake. Ph. D.. F. I. C. F. C. S. This is the the third edition of this book, it has been thoroughly revised with special reference to the Periodic Law. Text Book of Physiology, edited by F.. A. Schafer. LL. D.. F. R. S.. Jodrell Professor of Physiology. University college. London. Two volumes. The first volume deals mainly with the chemical constitu- tion and chemical processes of the human body, and la AGGIE LIFE. with those physical and chemical phenomena which are connected with the production and elaboration of the secretions and other fluids of the hody. The arti- cles in the second volume include the mechanics of the circulation and respiration and of special muscu- lar movements; the general physiology of muscle and nerve ; the special senses, and the functions of tha central nervous system. The Play of Man, by Karl Groos. professor of Phil- osophy in tne University of Basel. As Seen by Me, by L li n Bell. The book gives an account of two years' travel over thirty thousand miles through Europe and Asia. The work gives interest- ing descriptions of various adventures and the histor- ical places in London, Paris. St. Petersburg, Moscow. Constantinople. Cairo, the Nile. Greece. Naples and Rome. The book is interesting from the first to the last page, containing many amusing incidents as well as useful knowledge. Maggie, by Stephen Crane. A story dealing with slum life in New York city. It is full of the slang and Idioms of the children of the slums. Maggie was the child of drunken parents and suffers all the hardships of the circumstances under which she existed. In spite of her surroundings she develops into a very pretty girl. She becomes acquainted with a young fellow, who indu :es her to leave her home. He ruins and then desert, her. She returns to her home but is disowned by her mother. Not having any place to go. she finally ends her miserable life by drowning. The author presents a vivid portrayal of slum life in a great city, with all its dissipations. Up from Slavery, an autobiography by Booker T. Washington. This volume is the outgrowth of a se- ries of articles dealing with incidents in the author's life which were published in the Outlook. Biography of William Henry Hailt, by his wife. Do- nated to the library by the author. Life and Reign of Quten Victoria, including Hues of King Edward VII and Qneen Alexandra, by Prof. Chas. Morris, and Murat Halstead. Lords of the North, by A. C. Lant. A story of early days in Canada and the rivalry existing between the great fur companies. It is a very good story hold- ing the interest of the reader from the beginning to the end. Irvtfrcoll^ia-te. Yale has several new buildings nearing completion. The Seminary Opiniator Issues an half-tone supple- ment of our late President. The 108th year of Williams College opened Thurs- day. The entering class numbering 103. an unusually small number. The Freshman class at Amherst numbers 130 with a total of 450. Though the cane rush has been abolished, vigorous and severe hazing is reported, breaking and entering of private houses and sim- ilar lawless procedures being said to be common occurrences. The festivities of the Dartmouth Centennial in memory of Daniel Webster, were very brilliant, deco- rations, torch-light processions and speech-making occupying several days. The new Webster Hall was decicated. the corner stone being laid by a great-grand- son of Daniel Webster. The future of the Connecticut Agricultural College is reported as extremely critical. Trouble has been brewing for sometime, but a crisis was precipitated when early In the summer four of the most popular professors were forced to resign by the board of trus- tees, despite the vigorous protests of the students, seconded by the agricultural interests of the state. As a result of the dissensions but two applicants pre- sented themselves for examination at the appointed time. Popular opinion then became sufficiently strong to force the president to resign and the latest reports indicated more harmonious relations in the future. . . DRAFTING INSTRUMENTS, DRAWING AN!) BLUE PROCESS PAPERS, 8CALE8, ANGLES, i 'liRVKSandT SQUARES, ARCHITECTS' AND DKAFTMENS COLORS, SCHOOL ROZB8 WATER COLORS, WHDSWOBTH. HOWUHD 4 CO., INCOItl'oKATKK, H2 find 84 WanliiiiKton St., \ m)S T/ON. 116 and 218 Clarendon St., J Factories, MALDEN, MASS. AGGIE LIFE. VOL. XII. AMHERST. MASS.. OCTOBER 16, 1901. NO. 2 Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Students and Alumni are requested to contribute. Communications should be addressed, Aggie Life, Amherst, Mass. Aggie Life will be sent to all subscribers until its discontinuance Is ordered and arrears are paid. Subscribers who do not receive their paper regularly are requested to notify the Business Manager. BOARD OF EDITORS. HOWARD LAWTON KNIGHT. 1902. Editor-in-Chief. LEANDER CHAPINCLAFLIN, 1902, Business Manager. WILLIAM ETHERINGTON ALLEN. 1 903. Assistant Business Manager. VICTOR ADOLPH GATES, 1902, Athletics. CHARLES MILTON KINNEY. 1902, Intercollegiate. RICHARD HENDRIE ROBERTSON, 1903. Department Notes. CLAUDE ISAAC LEWIS. 1902. NEIL FRANCIS MONAHAN. 1903. College Notes. MYRON HOWARD WEST, 1903, Alumni Notes. FAYETTE DICKINSON COUDEN. 1904. ARTHUR LEE PECK, 1904. Terms: $1.00 per year in adcance. Single Copies, 10c. Postage outside of United States and Canada, 26c. extra. M. C. A. ~oot-Ball Association, allege Boarding Club, ?eadlr.g-Room Association, LIFE'S DIRECTORY. D. N. WEST, Pres. Athletic Association, V. A. Gates, Manager. ;e- Ball Association, C. P.. Halligan, Sec. Nineteen Hundred and Three Index, J.C. Hall, Sec. Fraternity Conference, Prof. R. E. Smith, Sec. V. A. Gates, Manager. G. L. Barrus, Manager. H. L. Knight, Pres. Entered at the Post Office as second-class maU matter. Edi'tbri&ls. The report of the United States Army officer de- illed by the War Department to inspect the college Battalion a little before Commencement has just been Beceived, and we insert It in another column. Inas- much as it represents the fair, unbiased opinion of one thoroughly versed in the details of one of the leading •ranches of our work, we believe it deserves the care- mi! consideration of every student. In general we tnay say that the report is gratifying ; in this we may take pride. It also points out the existence of some lore or less serious faults ; these it should be our lim to remedy. The old adage " Whatever is worth loing at all is worth doing well." applies as well to lllitary drill as to anything else. Just now we are jnder the double handicap of inexperienced officers Ind an unusually large proportion of raw recruits ; till, by strict attention to duty there is little doubt that fe can overcome both of these, and make our next lowing even more creditable than that of the past. For the benefit of the new men and others who have not availed themselves of its privileges, we de- sire to say a word in behalf of the Union Lecture course. While not directly either a student or college organizatIon.it is yet an enterprise of a distinctly public character, and one which we have generally wHl sup- ported. As its name would indicate, It Is a union of the various elements of the town, the students and faculty of both colleges being represented, for the pur- pose of arranging a high-class series of entertainments at very moderate cost. There Is usually a course of about eight evenings, consisting of lectures by some of the most prominent men In the lecture field, such as Russell Conwell and Leland Powers, concerts by leading organizations and similar entertainments of a high class order. The cost is merely nominal ; for the entire series it is often less than a single number would cost separately. The course is not run for profit, but a slight sum is usually netted over the ex- penses which is applied to various public enterprises about town, notably the North Amherst public library. The first entertainment, a lecture by Mr. Ernest 14 AGGIE LIFE. AGGIE LIFE. *5 Seton-Thompson, comes to-night and others will fol- low during the winter at intervals of from two to four weeks. We hope that the students will not hesitate to avail themselves of so rare an opportunity. The celebration of last Saturday evening must most certainly be voted a complete success. In spite of the unexpectedness of the result of the game, and the meagre amount of information received, the students managed to acquit themselves in most creditable fash- ion. Certainly, we are especially fortunate that in our band and our cannon, we have most valuable helps at such times.andones.moreover .which every college does not possess. That, in spite of the natural enthusiasm of the moment there was no wanton destruction of property, but on the contrary a complete acknowledge- ment of the rights of others, is certainly also to our credit. We desire to thank publicly all who so will- ingly co-operated with us in making the affair a suc- cess. Especially do we appreciate the thoughtful generosity of Mrs. Stearns in his gift to the college band, and the equal generosity of the band in trans- ferring it to the use of the football team. The hearty good-will of the townspeople and also of the students of Amherst college are also most pleasing, as an indi- cation of the good-feeling which should prevail among the various elements of the town. We hope that this celebration will be but the beginning of many, the prelude, as it were, of a new and most prosperous era in the history of Massachusetts' athletics. believe it can be done. As things are at present, one hundred and fifty students without any means of in- come raise something more than $400 each season. Our six hundred alumni in remunerative positions raise practically nothing. Since the benefits of a suc- cessful team redound to the credit of the whole Col- lege, alumni as well as students, is it too much to expect that our alumni will raise at least an equal amount, as is always done In other institutions? We commend the matter in all seriousness to the at- tention of the influential men of our alumni, in the hope that they will be able to devise ways and means . The continued success of our football team has but rendered more noticeable than ever over crying need for a permanent coach. Handicapped as we ar c by our small numbers, our limited amount of material and most of all by our entire lack of an enclosed ath- letic field, it most certainly seems a pity that we must also struggle along after a single week without the benefits of skilled training. Considering the difficul- ties under which we have to contend we think it little short of marvellous that our teams make the showing that they do. Yet it stands to reason that at the last of a season, we must be so completely at a disadvan- tage that success is well-nigh impossible. Now the question before us Is. can no method be devised for keeping our coach through the entire season ? We Of the work of our football team on last Saturday, and indeed for the entire season, we can find nothing but words of praise. We understand that the victory over Wesleyan came through superior team work and was fairly and squarely earned. As such it was an event which may well be marked as one of the most noteworthy in the history of the college, indicating as it does the remarkable increase in athletic prestige which the college has earned during the last three years. The writer cannot but think of the contrast between this season and that of his freshman year. At that time, Holy Cross overwhelmed our team 23-0 and Wesleyan on receipt of the news cancelled our game. This year has seen this state of affairs com- pletely reversed. We only hope that the same suc- cess may attend the team for the remainder of the season. Two of our most Important games are yet to be played, and It is to be remembered that it is on their results that the reputation of the team will main- ly rest This afternoon we meet Williams for the second time in our history. We shall be handicapped somewhat by the fact that the men may not have completely recovered from the effects of the Wes- leyan game, while Williams will be entirely fresh and presumably in the best possible condition. It is never advisable to expect too much. Yet in view of the small score made by our opponents last year and the relative merits of the teams this season we doubt if Williams will win by any considerable margin. It has been a matter of regret to the students that so far we have had no opportunity of witnessing the work of our teams ; our out-of-town schedule however closes with this week, and henceforth we shall be able to encourage our men by our presence. A REWARD OF MERIT. (Founded on fact.) •• Hello. John. What do you thimk of Harry's luck ?" " Luck ! no luck about It. He earned It and deserves every cent of it, although 1 must confess that the money comes in just right for him." •' Why, what did he ever do to deserve such a fortune? " " Did you never hear the story. Well, I'll tell you:" " Harry's parents died when he was about five years old. He was such a bright youngster that every one liked him. There were no other relatives living, so Mr and Mrs. Lovell adopted him. He returned the I love they bestowed on him and grew up a worthy son. The Lovells were not wealthy, but Harry was given as good an education as the town of Casley, Ohio, could provide. He worked on the farm outside of school hours, but whenever he had the opportunity he would spend his time In a little shop of his own, fitted up with all kinds of mechanical contrivances. He loved machinery, and spent many a happy hour in his den. There was no doubt that he would amount to something if given the chance. In the many little conveniences which he placed in the house, one could see a decided originality, and an evidence of lenius. When he was sixteen, the event occurred, which jrought him what you call luck. He was not very lall. about medium height for that age. but he was Well built, strong, and active and fearless. He never boasted of his achievements, but everyone knew that ■f he undertook a job he'd finish It. He was not one ■of the reckless, dare-devil kind, but he feared nothing ~%~- man or beast. He loved the horses about the ■arm. and they all showed an affection for him. He ■man not a goody-goody boy, but he was a healthy, Brianly fellow, and one that all the fellows felt honored ■o call chum. Every one in the town respected him, and always rejoiced in any good fortune that fell to ■him. During the summer of 189 . Mr. Charles Ducome. fcf Utah, with his daughter Mabel, were visiting friends pn Casley, Mr. Ducome's wife was dead, and conse- |uently Mabel was all the dearer to him. In fact he iolized her. She was then about thirteen years of |ge — and a little beauty, worthy of worship. One day while out driving with his daughter, Mr. Ducome lost control of his horses, which shied at a falling rock and dashed away at a mad gallop. Ex- cited, and not realizing what he was doing. Mr. Ducome jumped and landed safely on the ground. When he had gathered his wits together he realized his action, and thought of his daughter's danger. She had remained silent and motionless on the seat. The horses were now madly dashing down the lane, the carriage swaying from side to side, and reaching dan- gerously near the trees on the edge of the road. But look, the carriage was now flying on two wheels and just beyond was a turn, a moment more and — his only daughter— the father sank in a heap and shut his eyes. When he opened his eyes again, he was surprised, astounded; could it be possible? He rubbed his eyes and looked again, yes, there it was safe and sound, and the horses quiet, yet no one about ; he rushed for- ward, crying joyously to his daughter, who was lean- ing out of the carriage and beckoning to him. She was clasped in his arms in an instant, while tears of joy rolled down her father's cheeks. Then he saw Harry, standing at the horses' heads quietly petting them and speaking in soft tones, that would quiet any restless animal." ■ I am your debtor, my boy" said Mr. Ducome, when he had sufficiently recovered himself, ' but you don't know how great the debt Is. Tell me, how did you manage to stop the mad animals? ' • I chanced to be passing through the field sir, when I heard a thundering and running to the fence here, saw the horses coming toward me, so I jumped the fence and stopped them.' • But you risked your life, my boy.' • It was nothing, sir. more than any one else, simi- larly placed would have done.' • Well, my young friend, you are a hero, and the world should call you such. But you will never have cause to regret this act. Mabel, you owe your life to this young man. Excuse me. this Is my daughter, Miss Ducome. and to whom do we owe this great pleasure of meeting? — Harry Bayard — a noble name Harry, and may you ever prove a knight as true and pure as the noble Bayard. I expect to leave Casley in a few days, but you will hear from me when I reach Utah. Good-day.' 16 AGGIE LIFE AGGIE LIFE. »7 Harry went about his work and thought no more of the occurrence, save as it might be recalled, when he passed the place in the lane. A year passed and no word came to htm, but it mattered nothing. He was busy with an idea he had conceived of a patent lock, consequently his mind was far from Mr. Ducome. Two years passed and still no word, then just as Harry was longing for a little capital to introduce his patent, he receives word from a lawyer in Utah, that a Mr. Charles Ducome of Randolph. Utah, had lately died, bequeathing to him his whole fortnne. which amounted to about eighty-five thousand dollars. Well, this was good news for Harry. How has it affected him ? Why you can see for yourself, he's the same boy, modest, earnest and as much a man as ever. He was too much of a man before to allow this fortune to change him. He is still the same Harry and will remain so, and for that reason we all respect him." 1 would add in conclusion that Harry remained with the Lovells who had done so much for him, the only change being made was that Harry was the one who provided. Mr. Lovell rested on his oars and watched with loving eyes the progress of Harry as he mounted in the world. He became one of the lead- ing young men in his town, for he did not desert it, and is still on the road upward. No, he is not married yet. He Is too much in love with his work and his father and good old mother. He is only twenty-five and has abundant opportunity of meeting his fate be- fore he grows gray. I learned subsequently that Mr. Ducome's daughter had taken sick a short time after reaching home and in one year after was dead. Mr. Ducome had left word in his will that his fortune was to go to Harry or his heirs ; his lawyer was to seek for him until he found hirn— which did not require much waste of time." Such is the story as it was re- lated to me. I, in turn, pass it to you. Raymouth. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT ON THE CHARLES Pleasantly our paddles sounded with their steady dip, dip. and occasional little splashes ! Full of life seemed our canoe, as it glided swiftly along over the rippling waters of the Charles, and our paddles scat- tered pearls, tinged with the soft colors of the setting sun. Yes, the sun was getting low, and we had none too much time for making camp before darkness would overtake us. The day had been hot and dusty ; one of those lazy summer days when one longs for the cool of evening. Late in the afternoon we had decided to spend the night upon the Charles, and hastily taking the train, we were soon at Riverview, loading our canoe with all the materials necessary for a camp. We had brought with us simply some bacon and a few eggs ; the rest was packed away in my locker at the canoe-house for just such occasions as this. Some coffee, an ordinary two quart pall in which to cook it. and a can of condensed milk to serve in it ; two tin plates, two tin cups a frying-pan, a fork and a jack-knife ; in fact everything which a dainty meal re- quires. In addition to these, we placed in the canoe a hammock, two heavy blankets, a jug, (for spring water) and a hatchet and now we were ready, Harry and I, and were soon forcing the canoe ahead with long sweeping strokes tow the island which was to be our home for the night. Presently, as we rounded a bend, it came into view. Could a more beautiful spot be chosen for a camp ? Lying in the center of the river, it rises to a height of about fifteen feet. Although the island is small it contains a number of trees growing about its edges, birches to the north, and large massive oaks to the south and west, while on the east the bank slopes down to a sandy beach. Yes this was to be our Island home, and how differ- ent it was from the busy, restless city. Little wonder that as the canoe grated upon the sand we leaped out and raced over the island, for all the world like two young colts let loose in a pasture. But not for long. Soon the last rays of the setting sun, tingeing now only the upper foliage of the trees, as if loathe to give up their grasp on so beautiful a spot, reminded us that we had no time to lose if we wished to lay in a comfortable stock of fire wood. So, storing our bundles in the bushes, we hurried away to the mainland, and within half an hour were return- ing with our canoe loaded down to the wales with logs and faggots. It was decided by tossing up a penny that Harry should take the jug. and paddle up river to a favorite spring, while I should stay and prepare the camp fo r the night. My first work was to build the fire, and soon I had a cheerful blaze sputtering and crackiing near the I center of the island, and throwing long shadows out [into the gathering gloom upon the river. Next I proceeded to sling my hammock up among I the branches of the birch trees, and so made a bed of perfect ease and comfort; for every movement [would cause the hammock to sway, the boughs to bend, and the leaves to rustle about me. In fact, a [bird rocking in the tree tops would have no better rest than I that night. I had no sooner completed this than I heard a hail from the river. Hurrying to the bank, I met Harry Stepping ashore, and together we carried the canoe up ?n the island and placed it on the grass near the ham- lock. Now that the work was done, we could take )ur ease, and so we did. The wind had entirely gone down, and the stars Shone as brilliantly in the water as in the heavens, ex- cept where great trees along the bank cast their Jeavy shadows upon the river. Occasionally we could hear the soft splash of pad- jles and now and then an equally soft and musical ugh, when the shadowy forms of canoes, with the ^inkling-light of joss-sticks, passed on their way up liver. Suddenly a burst of silvery light flooded the scene, id as the full moon rose above the trees the river )ok on a new aspect. Till quite late we sat thus, talking at times, while >metimes it seemed as though the human voice was it of harmony with the surroundings. Finally, after adding a few sticks to the fire, Harry )lled himself in a blanket, and stretched himself out the canoe upon the grass; by no means a poor bed. led as it was with cushions and pillows. For my part I was unwilling as yet to leave so jautiful a scene ; and drawing on a sweater, I flung iyself upon my back, down near to the bank, and for long time lay there studying the stars. I could not it think that many a savage may have lain as I did. fs canoe drawn upon the island, his camp-fire near hand, and gazed as I did up Into God's broad tavens. At last I too began to feel drowsy, and after laying tross the fire a log which would burn till morning, I, in turn, wrapt a blanket about me, and clambered up into my hammock among the birches. Somewhere in the distance I could hear the clock striking the hour ; and suddenly, from a camp farther down the river, the long, clear notes of a bugle came floating to us through the still night air, and with them I was carried, as they went echoing among the hills farther and farther away. G. H. A. REPORT OF THE BATTALION INSPECTION, MASS. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. To the Inspector General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C, Sir-.— I have the honor to submit the following re- port oi the Military department of the Massachusetts Agricultural College on June 3rd to 5th, 1901. Capiain John Anderson, U. S. army, Commandant t has an Infantry battalion of four companies of a total of 102 students (all four classes) fully equipped in the undress regulation blue. They drill for one hour three times weekly throughout the College year and attend lectures and recitations on military subjects not less than one-half hour each week on an average. Drill is obligatory upon all students, who are rarely excused and only for good reasons. Only Seniors and Freshmen attend lectures and receive theoretical instruction. The infantry drills take place upon the College campus or during inclement weather In the drill room 60x135 ft. of the armory building covering with the field gun and gallery practice house adjacent about 10,000 sq. ft. The building affords also a large military lecture-room, an office for the commandant, a capacious armory and bath-rooms and is under the direct superintendence of the military instructor. Two detachments only are instructed at the field guns. There is no signalling. Since Nov. I, 1900, a brass band of 19 pieces has been organized, equipped and brought to a degree of proficiency which is surprising and rendered possible only by enthusias- tic boys and teacher. During the year 60 cadets have engaged In small arms practice out of doors at 100 and 200 yards dis- tance firing 24 rounds per man. In the winter gallery practice is maintained in a building well suited for the purpose. AGGIE LIFE. 19 AGGIE LIFE. The military professor detailed by the War De- partment has many duties at the College outside of those directly connected with the department, wh.ch Is co-ordinate with the other departments and appar- ently takes much interest in all his duties. His as- signment is clearly acceptable to the College authori- ties He is a regular member of the faculty. The data of his annual report to the Inspector-Gen- eral for the year ending June, 1901 were verified. The direction of the College evidently regards its military department as an integral part and gives the department all possible aid in money, in the hours al- lotted for instruction and in moral support. On the date of the inspection, all other College exercises were suspended. On this occasion dress parade, review, inspection and battalion drills of four companies in single rank, first by the military instructor and later by the cadet major, occurred in the order named continuously for one hour and twenty minutes. Nearly all of the bat- talion movements laid down in the tactics were exe- cuted with steadiness and precision and with only a single noticeable error caused by the band playing in close proximity to the battalion at the time. There was silence in the ranks throughout. There was very little cautioning in undertone. The guides were al- ways promptly and accurately placed. The com- mands of the captains were promptly given and tow- ard the end of the drill, very long for any but sea- soned soldiers. I could not detect any signs of weari- ness in the dressing, or step, or manuals, or any of the movements. Their knowledge of Infantry drill is practical and extends from the beginning of the Infantry tactics to the end of the school of the battalion. Of the 102 students enrolled in the battalion there were 97 pres- ent in ranks. Of the five missing, three were absent from Amherst by proper authority and the two unac- counted for will unquestionably make satisfactory set- tlement with the president of the College. The general appearance of the cadets was very good. The blouses fit well, the trousers as a rule were creased and the neat caps were worn squarely on the head. I counted perhaps a dozen garments slightly stained, a half dozen blouses torn and mended and three neck-ties in sight. There was oil in all rifles as in the field. A large number of rifles showed red rust in the bottom of the bores but in all other respects the accoutrements were in good order. The drill in the manual of the 32 B. L. field pieces was satisfactory. At the assembly of the graduating class certain members showed interest and knowledge of minor tactics and of the dispositions made in a few notable battles. They received during the year four lectures. All other theoretical instruction was by recitation upon the drill and army regulations. Wagner's Security and Informations and Petifs Military Science, etc All government property was found to be in good order and carefully kept in dry places. Neatness and order were especially noticeable in the armory room. The rifles not at present in use are in good shape. The field pieces are better housed than at posts, as a rule, and are carefully guarded against corrosion. While all small arms are kept in the armory every cadet has his own rifle and handles no other. The impression produced by the inspection leads to the belief that the Massachusetts Agricultural College is fully complying with the requirements of law.which aims, to encourage military instruction at civil in- structions, and that in military enthusiasm, drill, disci- pline and efficiency its small battalion excels. The benefits produced are believed to warrant a continuation of the annuity, equipment, the detail of an officer and all other aid at present given by the United States. The officer detailed as commandant, superintends all drills and all recitations and lectures upon military subjects which number for one year about 150 of one hour duration each. He has been made very largely responsible for the good order of students at all times. He regularly vis- its their rooms, inspects and supervises their general mess assigns ail students to their rooms, and has charge of all persons connected with the police and order ot the extensive buildings and of that portion of the ground on which they stand. He resides near the houses of the president and many of the professors about a mile distant from the college buildings. There are no quarters on the grounds. . . The Record Books of property, course of Inspec- tion and those showing daily attendance, absentees, demerits, etc., are complete and neatly kept. Very respectfully. G. W. L. Anderson, Capt. Artillery Corps. THE WESLEYAN CELEBRATION. Massachusetts celebrated her decisive victory over Wesleyan In a fitting manner last Saturday evening welcoming the victorious eleven home in royal fashion. No sooner had the glad tidings come over the wires than the bells rang out as never before. Immediately after supper the college band assembled in uniform and led by the mascots. W. E. Allen and C. H. Griffin in fantastic attire, and followed by the entire college in column of twos, marched to the centre of the town land circled the common. On invitation of the pro- prietor, the band here occupied the piazza of the ^mherrt House, and gave a short but enjoyable con- :ert in the interval preceding the arrival of the team. U the close. Mr. Kendrick on behalf of a guest, Mrs. [Stearns of New York presented the band with the sum of twenty-five dollars as a token of his apprecia- tion. As the car drew into the square, it was greeted nth an enthusiastic shout of " Mass. — Mass. — Mass- ;husetts ! Rah. rah. rah, rah ! Mass'chusetts! Team, learn, team !" It was the first opportunity the college lad had of using the new yell in public, but the results )f the evening proved its complete superiority. With the team transferred to the barge which had )een provided, the tour of the town began. For one reason and another, many of the professors were out )f town. Yet in spite of the lateness of the hour, lany obligingly responded to the students' demands, 'resident Goodell in particular won anew the hearts of le students by his ready compliance under trying Conditions. Perhaps the most " taking " of all was le speech of Prof. Howard. This was so timely >nd to the point that we take the liberty of attempting quote It. "Mr. Captain and members of the football team, gentlemen of the Senior Junior and Sophomore classes, idies anc gentlemen of the Freshman class, we are )ld to • rejoice with them that rejoice.' And so I /ould congratulate the team most heartily and I fould rejoice with you all. There is every reason my we should rejoice. There is the new yell. I im glad that at last you have a yell that is a yell, "here is the victory of the team itself ; and there is four captain, a man unselfish enough to remain on the iide lines because he believed that there were better len trying for the team. Now there is more than rne way in which to rejoice ; this is one way ; but the most useful way is for every man who is needed to put on a suit every afternoon and give the 'varsity all the practice possible. Now, as it is pretty near Sun- day I feel tempted to preach a little sermon to the team. You know that in football, you must keep your head small in order to get through the opposing line ; so be careful not to let your heads get so large that on next Wednesday and four weeks from to-day you can't get through the line. And if you will do this, and the students will continue to support you as enthusiastically as they have done, I feel very sure that on next Wednesday and on the 9th of November you will still prove yourselves worthy of the college.'' As the procession drew on the campus a huge bon- fire previously gathered was lighted and a salute of six guns was fired. Captain Paul made a short but appropriate speech. At the request of the band, the gift received by them earlier in the evening was trans- ferred to the football management, and a hearty yell given Mrs. Stearns for her generosity. With a yell for Ohearn. the hero of the day, and a final yell tor the team, the hoarse but happy crowd dispersed, amid the roar of a parting salute from the cannon, to •'sleep the sleep of the blest " and dream pleasant dreams of one of the most eventful days in the annals of old Massachusetts, LADYBIRDS. Doubtless we have all at some time, during our childhood days, recited to a very small spotted insect, the following rhyme : ••Lady-bug, Lady-bug, fly away home ; Your house is on fire; your children will burn." It probably did not occur to us at the time of what economic importance the little creature to whom we gave the above advice. Ladybirds or ladybugs as they are sometimes called belong to the family Coccinellidae of the order Cole- optera or beetles. These insects of which there are fully 2000 species are usually hemispherical In shape, and generally red or yellow in color with black spots on the wing covers. They multiply rapidly, and with few exceptions are predaceous both in the larval and adult stages. They feed upon plant lice, scale insects and other soft-bodied insects and also upon the eggs of some larger species injurious to plants. This fact makes them of great value to the horticulturist. The 20 AGGIE LIFE AGGIE LIFE. 31 importation from Australia Into California of a species of ladybird known as Vedalia cardinalis has enabled fruit-growers there to control the scale insects injuri- ous to the orange crop. The larvae of a certain species known as •• niggers " by hop growers are greatly prized by them as they are very destructive to the hop-house. Several species that are included under the popular name of the twice-stabbed ladybird feed on the San Jose and other destructive scale insects. An item of Interest in this connection appeared in the Springfield Republican of Sept. 30, It was an extract from a letter sent by C. P. Lounsbury. '94, Government Entomologist. Cape Town, Africa, to F. C. Tobey, '95 Mr. Tobey, who has been a teacher of' English at Mount Pleasant Military Academy, at Sing Sing, N. Y„ and who was engaged during the summer in capturing ladybugs and sending them to South Africa, has resigned his position as teacher and bought an interest in the West Stockbridge Lime Company. He is to act as general manager of the concern. I make the following excerpts from Mr. Lounsbury's letter : " Your kind letter of July 22 reached me a week ago, the ladybirds getting here two days ago. Thanks to good packing and the cold storage, they traveled well, the majority reaching here alive. . . The species you sent is migilla maculata. This is a general aphis feeder, but when the corn is in blossom appears to revel in pollen. Earlier in the season my impression is, it attends more to its proper business. This megilla is the principle specie that one finds in masses during the winter, often finding its way into attics of houses. These over-wintering specimens lay eggs in early May. and the latter recurring specimens of the season are descendants. What I particularly wanted was the first-appearing specimens. Those would have been ready to lay as soon as they got here whereas such as are collected in July do not incline to breed until the American autumn or perhaps even the following spring. I wrote to Frost (H. F. Frost. '95) very early in the season, and asked him to turn the matter over to Prof. Fernald If he could not give it attention. 1 wrote to Prof. Fernald at the time, and he answered promising every assistance should Frost send him the papers. But unfortunately Harold held off until well into June, and then wrote to Prof Fernald, not sending the papers but asking assistance. The students had then gone, and Fernald himself was just about to start for Maine, hence it was that were It not for you I would have got no specimens at all. We have sent some of our kinds to various parts of the world, and expect soon to send a small lot of a special breed to Florida. Have had two Californian lots this season." The above letter is interesting in that it illustrates one of the many instances in which Massachusetts men are co-operating with one another in the work of aid- ing the farmer and fruit grower. Collet N°**S- —J. H. Knight '05 has left college. Everybody out to meet the team to-night ! —Michael Ahearn has moved to the plant house. — Halligan '03 is showing a sample of a new college pin. —A good rope lost is the Freshman " Tale of Woe." —Secretary of State Olin recently visited the college. —Gov. Crane is expected to visit the college next Thursday. — F. D. Conden has been suffering from an attack of Tonsilitis. C. F. Brett recently spent several days at his home in Brockton. —Mark H. Munson, '00, and N. D. Whitman. '01. were recently in town. — Neil Monahan is spending a few days at his home in South Framingham. —The college band rendered Its services at the Belchertown cattle-show. — H. L. Bodfish has been elected secretary and treasurer of the senior class. —Charles Kinney and Leander Claflin have been spending several days In Boston. —Lewis, West, Holcomb and Staples are singing in the choir at the Unitarian church. —The glee club and choir have been organized under the leadership of D. N. West. — The Massachusetts foot ball team defeated the Putsfield Athletics by a score of 6-0 Oct 5. — Quite a large number of students availed them- selves of the opportunity to visit the world renowned Belchertown fair. — Four Bible classes have been organized, one for each class. An urgent invitation is given to all students to join the classes. -Craighead, Patch, Franklin, Brooks. Whitaker ind Munson earned the right to the football •• M " in the Wesleyan game Saturday. — At a mass-meeting of the student body held Oct. Dr. J. B. Paige and Prof. S. F. Howard were sleeted to membership on the advisory board. — Upon close inspection it has been discovered that }uite a large number of trees in the college orchard are ittack by the San Jose* scale. The trustees have jrdered that they shall be burned. — A. X. Petit has started a beginner's dancing class the drill hall. About twenty students have joined lie class. Several have also joined the advanced ;lass which is held in Red Men's hall. — A very interesting program for the Union Lecture fcourse is promised for this season. The first enter- tainment is to-night, and consists of an illustrated lec- ire by the noted traveller and nature-student, Mr. frnest Seton-Thompson. -In order to gain more time for target practice, }e schedule has been temporarily changed. Each >mpany now reports for two hours' practice on alter- ite drill-days, F. H. Plumb has been put in charge the range with O. F. Cooley and C. M. Carter as ssistants. Some good scores are reported. — The Sophomores recently elected the 1904 Index loard as follows : Editor-in-chief. F. Dickinson >uden ; business manager. Arthur L. Peck ; asslst- »t business manager, R. Raymond Raymoth ; artist, lifford A. Tinker ; associate editors, John W. Gregg. rnest A. Bach, Clarence H. Griffin, Howard D. lewton. At the last meeting of the Senate, R. W. Morse is elected vice-president. The treas^'T was author- ed to collect from the members of the two upper isses, a sum sufficient for the purchase of record- kks. R. W. Morse, D. N. West and F. D. Couden were appointed a committee on college songs. They are now considering the matter, and would be glad to receive suggestions from all. — At the invitation of President Goodell, the Col- lege Senate met with a committee of the Faculty consisting of Prof. W. P. Brooks. Prof. S. T. May- nard. and Dr. H. T. Fernald. at the President's home on last Wednesday evening. Several matters of gen- eral interest were discussed informally, among others the custom of " bolting." A formal understanding on this point may be expected soon. Athletic No*?s- Massachusetts, 6 ; Pittsfeld A. C, 0. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Massachusetts football team defeated the Pittsfield Athletic club at Pittsfleld by a score of 6-0 in a well played game. In the first half Massachusetts had things pretty much Its own way and scored one touch down although they had the ball on Pittsfield's 10 yard line several times only to lose It on fumbles. In the second half the Pittsfield team took a decided brace and neither side scored. O'Hearn won the toss and defended the west goal. Bossidy kicks off to Brooks who advances the ball 10 yards but drops the ball when tackled and Pittsfield secured it. Pittsfield was then held for downs and with the ball once more in their possession the Mas- sachusetts boys carry the ball down the field for a touchdown, Monson carrying the ball over. O'Hearn kicks goal. Bossidy 's kick off was returned 15 yards and on an end run O'Hearn makes 25 more, On next play Green breaks through Craighead and tackles Whitaker for a loss of two yards. Then by steady line bucking the ball was placed on the 15 yard line. Here Pittsfield held twice for no gain. O'Hearn then tried for a drop kick but failed. Bossidy's free kick from the twenty-five yard line was returned ten yards by Whitaker. By end runs and line plunges the ball was placed on the ten-yard- hne but on a fumble. Pittsfield secured the ball. Time was then called with ball in Pittsfield's possession on their ten yard line. Brooks having been hurt in first half was replaced by Proulx. AGGIE LIFE AGGIE LIFE. «3 22 "Hantaan kicked off to Wilson and the latter returned the ball ten yards before being downed. PIttsfleld then carried the ball to thecenter of field where they lost .t on downs. Bodfish then went around the end for a short gain Bodfish getting hurt Paul took his place at right half. PIttsfleld held and O'Hearn was obliged to punt. The ball was returned about five yards- Time was called with the ball on Pittsfield's thirty yard line. Line up : PlTTFlEl.D A. C. r. 6,1 Purches r, t., Farrell Massachusetts, O'Hearn, 1. e. Halligan. 1. t. r. g.. Green c. Downs 1. g., Callahan 1. t.. Henry 1. e.. Nelson q, b., Street r. h. f.. Duffy 1. h. f.. Grady f. b., Bossidy Craighead, 1. g. Patch, c. Franklin, r. g. Snell. r. t. McCobb, r. e. Brooks, q. b. Whitaker. 1. h. f. Bodfish. r. h. f. Monson, f. b., ProuU, q. b. ^Score-Massachusetts. 6. PIttsfleld L JJwMflJWJ-- M?n°on Goal-O'Hearn. Referee- C. L. Rice. Umpire W K Henry. Timekeepers-Robert D. Rodgers and E. S Gamweil Linesmen-George French and John McEn- amy. Time— two 15 min. halves. Massachusetts College 6; Wesleyan 0. Massachusetts won its third consecutive game Sat- urday Oct 12. by defeating Wesleyan University at Middletown by the score of 6-0. and the victory was celebrated with great enthusiasm. It was a humiliating defeat for Wesleyan as she was clearly outplayed at all parts of the game and the Mass- achusetts boys kept the ball continually in their oppo- nent's territory. Although Wesleyan was much heavier than their opponents they were unable to make any gains or were they able to stop the rushes of the Massachusetts backs. Wesleyan receives the kickoff and returns the ball about ten yards. By line plunges they carry the ball to their forty-five yard line. Wes- leyan was here held for downs, after a few line plunges which netted the required gain. O'Hearn was then given the ball for an end run and with good Interfer- ence succeeded In placing the ball behind the goal line after a run of fifty yards. O'Hearn then kicks goal. ' Corsaden kicks off to Whitaker who brings the ball back ten yards. Then on line plunges by Munson and Whitaker and end runs by O'Hearn and Bodfish the ball was carried to center of field when time was called. The second half Wesleyan was hard pressed. Cor- saden kicks off and the ball was returned five yards by Franklin. By short gains through line and around the ends the ball was placed on Wesleyan's 15 yard line. Here Wesleyan held and O'Hearn tried a drop kick for goal but failed. Wesleyan kicks off from the 25 yard line but with the ball on the 35 yard line Wesleyan held and O'Hearn makes another try for goal but fails by a small margin. Both sides punted freely in this half O'Hearn getting a little the better of It. The ball was on Wesleyan's 25 yard line when time was called. The line up : Wesleyan Massachusetts. Mt , , r. e.. Garrison O Hearn, 1. e. r^A. „ „ . . r. t., Ackhart, Goode Sne "\/ , r. g.. Sullivan Franklin, 1. g. Pa,ch / C - l.g..Pike Craighead, r. g. ^ pay mcS:;:!- --^TnC q. b.. Nixon « r °^K q hf 1. h. f., Corsaden Bodftah. r h. f. r . h. f.. Parker Whitaker Ih. f. f. b.. Cider Munson. f. b. Score-Massachusetts. 6. Wesleyan, 0. Touchdowns- O'Hearn. Referee-Halligan. Umpire-Yale. Linesmen -Wesleyan, Lufkin, Massachusetts. Pierson '01. T.me- 15 min. halves. Alumni. '78.— Dr, Brigham is now with the Cornell Incuba- tor Co.. Ithaca, N. Y. •89 — B. L. Hartwell has been granted a leave of absence from the Rhode Island experiment station, and he has obtained a fellowship in Chemistry at the Graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania. Address, 3713 Woodland Ave.. Philadelphia '92 -By the kindness of Mr. Hinds. '99. we take the pleasure of publishing extracts from letters received from Jewell B. Knight who with his wife sailed for India during the summer, to take charge of an Agrl^ cultural school founded by the British government and wealthy New York syndicates. After a very pleasant sail of 1 1 days Mr. and Mrs. Knight were landed at Tilbury on the Thames and were much surprised to be called by name as they reached the gangway of the lighter. From Tilbury they proceeded to London by rail where they spent some days in visiting the many places of interest from thence they went to Paris and after doing the town proceeded to Marseilles by rail where they embarked on the steamship Persia one of the largest in those waters. The journey through the Suez canal is described as extremely interesting embracing all the advantages of trolly car riding with [none of the noise and dust, although as far as the eye :ould see there was nothing but sand stretching out like a sea and piled in huge drifts like snow. After 24 hours the canal was passed and from thence to |Bombay the voyage was made very unpleasant by lonsoons. Landing at Bombay Aug. 23, they pro- :eeded to Ahmednagar where they were very cordially jreeted by many of their new friends. Mr. Knight is tighly pleased with his work and we wish him every success. '96. — Edmond de Luce of New York city was mar- ried to Miss Alfhild Finch Myler of Christiania, Nor- /ay. July 6, 1901. '97. — C. A. Peters was granted the degree of Ph.D. ay Yale University last commencement. He is now )rofessor of chemistry and chemist of the experiment jtation at the University of Idaho. Address, Moscow, Idaho. '97. — Herbert J. Armstrong, civil engineer at work On joint track elevation, 2476 Archer Ave., Chi- »go. III. *98.— Geo. H. Wright with Ennis & Stoppani, jankers, 34 New St., New York city. Home address. 18 Fort Green Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. '99. — William H. Armstrong who was appointed Superintendent of schools at San Juan, Porto Rico, >nd whose course last spring with a refractory pupil Unwittingly led to a good sized riot, has just received a ^appointment at a salary of $1400. Mr. Armstrong itended to visit his home this season but was pre- rented, and instead will spend the remainder of the lutumn at Madrid, Spain, taking a course in Spanish. '99. — Howard Maynard is with the General Electric |D*i Boston. '99. — Chas. M. Walker has been recently appointed distant state entomologist of New York. He is distant to E. P. Felt, Albany, N. Y. •00. — Howard C. Baker has been spending the summer vacation with Dr. Penniman, D. V. S. Dur- ing the doctor's visit to the Pan-American exposition Mr. Baker was left in entire charge of the practice. He has now returned to finish his course in Veterinary Science at the University of Pennsylvania. "00. — George F. Parmenter has announced his engagement to Miss Martha E. Ellis of Smith Col- lege, '00, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Ellis of West Newton, a trustee of our college. Mr. Parmen- ter is an instructor in chemistry in the graduate depart- ment under Dr. John E. Bucher at Brown University and is also working for the degree of Ph. D. •01.— A. C. Wilson with S. 0. Miller, engineer and assistant in engineering at Columbia College. '01. — We beg to correct a mistake in our last issue. Mr Pierson is not In the market gardening business and says he has never been in Scltico. He is in charge of the carnation department in his father's place of business at Cromwell. Conn. Depart mfrvf [Sloths. BOTANICAL DEPARTMENT. The museum in the Botanical building has had a new set of cases for the display of specimens, and the room has been plastered and painted throughout, add- ing greatly to its appearance. At the head of the stairway, cases have been arranged along the walls for the display of seed specimens. A room on the same floor as the museum has been fitted up for post- graduate work. This year's freshman class are having a new line of study in botany. Instead of the structural botany of former years, the study of Cryptogams is to be pursued. HORTICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. A part of the basement under the tool-house is undergoing alterations and having an addition made to it, in order to make a well-lighted room for grafting and making cuttings. This addition to the department will be appreciated, as the accommodation for this division of the department's work has been far from satisfactory. W. A. French, of the 1901 short course class, has secured an excellent position in New Jersey, superin- tending the horticultural work on a large estate. 24 AGGIE LIFE. B. Ellis Eaton, of the same class, has accepted a position In horticulture in Bridgeport, Conn. There have been several other calls for competent men in this department, which cannot be filled for lack of suitable applicants. LIBRARY NOTES. Physiology of Plants, by D. F. Macdougal. Ph. D., director of the laboratories of the New York Botanical Garden. The arrangement of the subject in this vol- ume is an effort to place before the student a method by which a working knowledge of the physiological complex of the plant may be acquired. The disposi- tion of the subject matter consists in the study of the particular functions and properties of the organism, in connection with the forces and agencies which influ- ence or initiate them, and a consideration of the gen- eral processes of plant life. The first portion of the book is devoted chiefly to the special forms of irrita- bility exhibited by typical organisms, and the second part is taken up with a more critical consideration of the broader phases of the activity of the plant. A dis- cussion of the principles of the subject is interwoven with the directions for practical demonstration in order to afford means of interpretation of the experimental results secured. Dr. Stone of this college revised a chapter dealing with the relations of electricity to plants, ami outlined some of the experimental work upon the same topic. This chapter describes the nature of influence of electricity upon plants, measure- ment of differences in electric potential, differences in potential due to metabolism, differences in potential between illuminated and non-illuminated portions of a stem, effect of electric current upon streaming move- ment of protoplasm, influence of induced current upon Mimosa, influence of currents of electricity upon growth, direct current ; effects of continuous stimula- tion, effects of alternating secondary currents, influ- ence of static eleclricity, electrotropism, electrotaxis. It is an excellent text-book for the student of botany. Methods in Plant Histology, by Charles J. Chamber- lain, Ph. D., Instructor in botany in the University of Chicago. This volume was published over a year ago as a series of articles in the Journal of Applied Micro- scopy. The first part of the book deals with the prin- ciples of fixing and staining, and the various other processes of microtechnique, while in the later char- ters these principles are applied to specific cases. Animal Behaviour, by C. Lloyd Morgan. F. R. D. Blossom Hosts and Insect Guests, by Wiiliam H Gibson. An exposition of the method by which flow- ers are fertilized. The history of the discovery of the method of flower fertilization is first carefully traced then the method is worked out and explained in tht case of an abstract flower, and the modifications c ; the various flower organs due to their adaption to the;- insect visitors, by means of natural selection pointe: out. The remainder of the book consists of twenty five concrete examples of different methods of cross fertilization. These examples stand as types of the ordinary processes adopted by nature. DRAFTING INSTRUMENTS DRAWING AND BLUE PBOCB88 PAP1BS, SCALES, ANCLES, CURVES ead T BQUARE& ABCHITRCT8' AND DBAFTMIH 'S COLORS. SCHOOL BOXES WATKR COLORS, WHDHOBTH. HOWLRND 4 CO., INldltroUATKIl, 81 ami «4 Washington St., 1 RQAfOH lit ami 218 Clarendon St., J KiietnH.-, MAI.DKN, MASS. GEO. N- LUCIA, DKAI.KK IN PICTURES, PICTURE FRAMES, ARTISTS' MATERIALS, STATIONERY itn.l FANCY QOOt* «4- Makes u Specialty of Picture KraitiinR..** »» Mais Stkkkt, • 0t*< Memorial Hall. FOOT BALL OUTFITS. Kit you from hea<l to foot wlilleyou ■wait. Special prices on team order*. HINTING CLOTHING. (inns, Rllli-M, Pistols, ami Ammunition. COLLEGE SIGNAL VO AMHERST. MASS.. NOVEMBER 6. 1901 NO. 3 Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Budents and Alumni are requested to contribute. Communications should be addressed. Collbob Signal, Amhbrst, Mass. Thb Signal will be to all subscribers until its discontinuance is ordered and arrears are paid. Subscribers who do not receive their paper regularly are requested to I the Business Manager. BOARD OF EDITORS. HOWARD LAWTON KNIGHT. 1902, Editor-in-Chief. LEANDER CHAP1N CLAFLIN, 1902, Business Manager. WILLIAM ETHERINCTON ALLEN. 1903, Assistant Business Manager. VICTOR ADOLPH GATES. 1902. Athletics. CHARLES MILTON KINNEY. 1902, Interco'legUte. RICHARD HENDRIE ROBERTSON. 1903. Department Notes. CLAUDE ISAAC LEWIS. 1902. NEIL FRANCIS MONAHAN. 1903, College Notes. MYRON HOWARD WEST, 1903, Alumni Notes. FAYETTE DICKINSON COUDEN. 1904. ARTHUR LEE PECK, 1904. Termss $1.00 per year In adeance. Single Copies, 10c. Pontage outside ol United States and Canada, 2«c. extra. . C. A. Ball Association, e Boarding Club. g-Room Association, SIGNAL'S DIRECTORY. D. N. WEST, Pres. Athletic Association. V. A. Gates, Manager. Base-Bal! Association. C. P. Halligan, Sec. Nineteen Hundred and Three Index, J.C. Hall, Sec. Fraternity Conference, Prof. R. E. Smith, Sec. V. A. Gates, Manager. G. L. Barms, Manager. H. L. Knight, Pres. Entered at the Pott Office as second-class mall matter. -.. Edi-tb rials. frm our game with Amherst on next Saturday afternoon, our football season for 1901 will come to an end. In the past few weeks the management has had much with which to contend. The schedule, carefully prepared though it was. has through no fault of our | been almost ruined by repeated cancelling of dates by opposing teams. As a result the team has been obliged to struggle along with what little practice could be obtained from a varying and far inferior scrub Deprived of our coach after the first week, we were unable to secure a successor till it was too late to qlcure much improvement. To complete our mis- fortunes, accidents have multiplied of late, till we now arepbliged to face our most important game with a team composed largely of substitutes and sorely in need of adequate practice. Judging from the records ;4I MAIN STKI' I I GYMNASIUM SUITS. *,.,., i„i toatgaa Bii.i nil colors for Laui« of the two teams and their relative opportunities for ____ m * Boy«. devel pment, conditions are not as favorable as could befcped for. Yet it has been characteristic of our '' teams to make SPRINGFIELD, MAS.' hopeless conditions ; and we still have confidence that our team may be depended upon to do all that can reasonably be expected. The many changes In educational methods of late years are forcibly illustrated by the rise and develop- ment of the Correspondence Schools. These have started from small beginnings in the simpler branches of instruction and have expanded in scope till they now include almost every phase of learning. One of the more enterprising, the Home Correspondence School of Springfield, has recently added complete courses along the lines of agricultural education to Its curricu- lum. Their text-book on agriculture from the pen of Prof. W. P. Brooks of this college has just been issued in three practical and comprehensive volumes. It Is hoped that in a short time the manager will be able to so extend their courses as to enable a young man of limited means to take from one to two years of a col- lege course at home, thus reducing the expense to such an extent that many otherwise debarred from a leir best showing under well-nigh college training will gain many of its benefits.